Currently in Boston— March 11th 2022

The weather, currently.

A stormy Saturday ahead

Most of the snow melted with the strong March sunshine earlier today and now we have a clear night ahead as reading's fall back down into the 20s to lower 30s. Sunshine continues on Friday with highs right around 50°F.

A strong storm system is going to move through New England on Saturday bringing with it periods of moderate to heavy rain along with a mild flow of air. Temperatures will be in the 50s south of Boston and 40s to the north. As the storm moves into Canada cold air will briefly change the rain to snow before it ends Saturday evening. Sunday will be blustery and quite cold with highs in the lower to Middle thirties with a warm up next week. —Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

A new study found that redlining practices from 100 years ago have led to higher levels of air pollution today, according to reporting from The Guardian. Air pollution impacts health— worsening conditions such as asthma and cardiovascular disease.

This study illustrates the ongoing impacts of racist policies and why we currently need investment into communities that face environmental injustices.

In an interview with the Guardian, Julian Marshall, one of the studies authors said,

“Environmental inequalities are immediate and local, but they’re also systemic and long term,” said Marshall. “So that means the solutions also need to last longer than one presidential administration. We inherited this problem, but we need to act now to prevent it from continuing in the future.”The full story can be read here.